Superintendent’s Memo #161-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

June 20, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  EducationSuperHighway Statewide Broadband Pricing Project

Earlier this month, Governor McAuliffe announced the launch of a statewide pricing project to identify ways to lower the cost of connectivity for school divisions across the Commonwealth. (See Superintendent’s Memo #157-14 .) As a first step, a representative from every school division is being asked to participate in this initiative by submitting the division’s E-rate 2014-2015 Item 21 attachment information through EducationSuperHighway’s online portal located at www.item21portal.org.

Several informational webinars over the coming weeks will be held to provide a brief tutorial on using the portal and answer any questions participants may have. Please ask your representative to try to join one of the sessions listed below:

Wednesday, June 25 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Link: https://join.me/384-025-350
Access Code: 384-025-350

Wednesday, July 2 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Link: https://join.me/369-862-865
Access Code: 369-862-865

Wednesday, July 9 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Link: https://join.me/565-837-528
Access Code: 565-837-528

To join via phone, dial (213) 226-1066 and enter the corresponding access code listed above.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gail Warren, project coordinator, by telephone at (757) 470-3017 or via e-mail at gail.warren@doe.virginia.gov.

SRS/TM/gw